We have had the opportunity to talk to thousands of patients who were genuinely interested in getting dental implants. This has helped us to hear thousands of questions, complaints, misunderstandings and preconceptions regarding dental implants.
Clinical Oral Implants Research is a journal of dentistry that deals with mainly with tooth implants, and it has recently published a very interesting find. Nearly a third of patients waiting for dental implants believed some serious misinformation regarding dental implants. Here are some of the most common bits of confusion:
Yet another study has seen the light of day which proves that smoking can cause dental implant failure. This is small surprise to the world of dentistry, as the negative effects of smoking on the human oral cavity have been known for a long time. We wish to deal a little with what kinds of troubles you can expect if you have dental implants and still continue to smoke.
Dental implants are an incredibly safe way to resurrect missing teeth and prevent further tooth loss. The procedure, known as implantation, is around effective, and is a routine oral surgical procedure. But what about the other 2%? How do we know if a dental implant is going to fail? Usually it is very hard to tell and only the dentist will be able to spot a faulty implantation. But there are some signs that tell you to go to a dentist straight away. We have collected 8 of these tell-tale signs.
Pregnancy is a very delicate time, as the unborn fetus is also using the mother’s blood supply and immune system to exist, and thus the soon to be mother’s system is taxed very hard. This is why there are more cases of bleeding gums or tooth decay during pregnancy; bacteria that are otherwise suppressed by the immune system can proliferate as the immune system is overtaxed. But, because of this fact, dental interventions are a super important part of prenatal care. What is the solution then, to get it, or to not get it? And what about dental implants during pregnancy?
The first thing that patients usually say or know about dental implants is that it is very expensive. Compared to other forms of dentistry, the price is staggeringly higher, and for a layperson, it may not be completely clear why this is the case. In this article I wish to speak a little about dental implants, how they are used, what kind of process you need to go through to get them, how much they cost and what extra fees you may need to pay in order to get your dental implants.
This forum post deals with a common question that goes through many peoples minds once a tooth has gone missing; should I get prostheses, or should I go ahead and invest in a dental implant? There is no easy, straight forward answer to this question, as what is more worth it depends on the patients oral condition, how many teeth are missing, which teeth are missing, the patients financial background, whether or not other medical conditions exist, and a host of other things. I merely intend to compare the two types of treatment, and hope to be able to provide some insight into a most difficult choice.
Dental bridges are a row of dental crowns that are meant to bridge the gap of more than one missing tooth next to each other. Bridges can be made of porcelain, metal, or pretty much anything a crown can be made from, and they can be house don a tooth or dental implant, can be bonded to healthy teeth near the gap, or housed in artificial gum material like resin, plastic or even wood (this is rare nowadays). Let’s take a look at the different kinds of bridges then, and see the differences between them.
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